How to sign up for Threads account from Meta

Threads, the new Twitter competitor is here, and in this guide, you will learn how to install the app on Android and iPhone and sign up for the social network.

Meta Threads app install
Meta Threads app install

Meta’s Threads new social network (a new aim to take on Twitter) has finally launched on July 6, and in this guide, you’ll learn the steps to download the app on your phone and sign up for the service.

According to the company, Threads is a new social media platform for sharing text updates and engaging in public conversations. Essentially, this is another Twitter since it describes everything that Twitter does.

Although Threads is similar to Twitter, Threads doesn’t have a website. Instead, to access the service, you have to install the dedicated app available through the Google Play Store for Android devices and Apple AppStore for iPhone devices. Also, the app was designed by the Instagram team, which means that your Threads account is linked to your Instagram account.

This guide will teach you the easy steps to sign up and access the new Threads social network from Meta. (You can also use these instructions to install the Threads app on Windows 11.)

Install and Sign up for Threads on Android or iPhone

To sign up for Threads on Android (or iPhone), use these steps:

  1. Open Google Play Store (or Apple AppStore).

  2. Search for “Threads, an Instagram app” and choose the app from the result.

  3. Click the Install button from Google Play Store (or Apple AppStore) to get the app.

    Meta Threads install

  4. Click the Open button.

  5. Sign in with your Instagram account.

    Quick tip: You can use the “Switch account” option to sign in with another account.
  6. Confirm your Threads username, bio, link, and profile info.

    Quick tip: You can use the Import from Instagram button to bring the information from your Instagram account.
  7. Click the Continue button.

  8. Choose the privacy option, including “Public profile” to allow anyone to interface with you, like on Twitter, or “Private profile” to interact only with people that follow you.

    Meta Threads sign up process

  9. Click the Continue button.

  10. Choose some of the suggestions accounts to follow.

  11. Click the forward button in the top-right corner.

  12. Click the Join Threads button.

Once you complete the steps, you can use these instructions to start tweeting (I mean threading) text messages and join other conversations.

The only caveat with this service is that Meta will delete your Instagram account if you try to delete your Threads account. As such, make sure you want to use the new service before joining. In the future, the company is expected to roll out new features, including an option to delete the Threads account only. If you don’t want to use Threads anymore, you can deactivate the account.

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 15 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 21 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].